Planning & Development
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of five members who hear and decide appeals for: alleged error by Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of the Official Zoning Ordinance; variance from the Official Zoning Ordinance and; any other matter where a decision may be specifically required by provision of the Official Zoning Ordinance. Members are appointed by the City Council and authorized by the City of Seneca, Official Zoning Ordinance, Section 900.
Application & Meeting Schedule
Zoning Board of Appeals meetings occur on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00PM, in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The deadline for applications is 5:00PM, on the dates listed below. Please note meetings are subject to change and may be cancelled if there is no official business to conduct.
|Application Deadline||Meeting Date|
|Wednesday, December 2nd||Thursday, January 17th|
|Thursday, January 31st||Thursday, February 21th|
|Monday, March 4th||Thursday, March 21st|
|Monday, April 1st||Thursday, April 18th|
|Tuesday, April 30th||Thursday, May 16th|
|Tuesday, June 4th||Monday, June 20th|
|Monday, July 1st||Thursday, July 18th|
|Wednesday, July 30th||Thursday, August 15th|
|Monday, September 2nd||Thursday, September 19th|
|Monday, September 30th||Thursday, October 17th|
|Thursday, October 31st||Wednesday, November 20th|
|Monday, December 2nd||Thursday, December 19th|
|1||Marvin Gray (Chairperson)||2024|
|3||Dr. Ronald Moore||2024|
Note To Applicant(s): Please refrain from contacting any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in matters related to your application. Any communication outside the public hearing, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, phone calls, written correspondence, e-mails, instant messaging, and the next level of technology that presents itself with any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals is considered an "ex parte communication." An "ex parte communication" occurs when an interested party in the matter to be decided (or representative) and a quasi-judicial decision-maker discuss, outside the formal hearing process, the substance of the matter to be decided. If this were to occur the decision-maker is disqualified (must be recused) from voting on the matter. Outside communications also create an appearance of impropriety and serves to undercut public confidence in the integrity of the process.